1871 Peshtigo Fire
Peshtigo in the USA was a small sawmill town and was home to a number of wood-producing factories in the country. Almost every house had an element of wood, roads used to be covered with sawdust and the town had a major bridge made of wood. It made the town very prone to catching fire if it ever occurred.
October 8th of 1871 was the day that engulfed the entire town and its surroundings in a massive fire killing nearly 1200 people. The intense fire reached over 1000 degrees Celsius and destroyed more than 2 billion trees during the mishap.